With the loss of Robin Williams, who died this week at age 63 from an apparent suicide, we lose not just one of the most talented actors of the past 35 years, but we also lose maybe the most interesting movie star of his era. He was at least two or three performers rolled into one; his broad, wacky comedy a far extreme from… Continue reading Remember Robin Williams with His 10 Best Movie Moments
Discovery’s 27th Annual Shark Week officially kicks off Sunday, Aug. 10 with the premiere of Air Jaws: Fin of Fury (8 p.m. ET). Veteran filmmaker Jeff Kurr led his team on a two-year hunt for Colossus, the aggressive “mega-shark” with a deformed dorsal fin he famously captured breaching at Seal Island, South Africa, in 2011. Here’s a sneak peek of two of the hour’s most tense moments, with commentary from Kurr.
Moment No. 1: Local
While pondering potential subjects for this week, I couldn’t help noticing that this is the 52nd edition of the column that I’ve authored. That’s a full year of weekly nerdery by my count, and it all began on July 23, 2013, with a roundup of the biggest hits, misses and lingering questions from the that year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
With this year’s convention kicking off… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Five Great, Geeky Moments from Modern Comic-Con History
Birthday girl Sofia Vergara, who celebrates her birthday on Thursday (July 10), managed to snag eligible bachelor
Joe Manganiello. (Of course she did, have you seen her? Like, with your eyes?)
“Modern Family” star Vergara’s more than good looks. She’s gone from model to TV host to one of the funniest actresses on TV to fashion mogul — she has her own clothing line… Continue reading Happy birthday, Sofia Vergara: The 'Modern Family' star's funniest moments
It’s always a nice touch when superhero movies remember to honor their comic book origins. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 now in theaters, we thought we’d see how well Sam Raimi and Marc Webb’s Spider-Man movies fare in that department.
Here are a few examples of how they stayed true to the comics they’re based on.
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1. Spider-Man: “With Great Power Comes